Ciggies, bottles for Winehouse shrine

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iol Amy Winehouse AP/Brian Kersey A file photo of Amy Winehouse.

London - Amy Winehouse's mother thinks cigarettes and empty alcohol bottles are "fitting" tributes to her daughter.

Fans flocked to the late 'Back to Black' star's former London home on Wednesday to pay their respects and mark three years since she died of alcohol poisoning, and many left gifts of posters, graffiti, candles and photos, as well as the cigarettes and bottles.

And despite her daughter's battle with alcohol, Janis Winehouse told TMZ she isn't upset by the unusual gifts, insisting it just makes her happy the singer's fans still care about her.

Janis intended to visit the property, in Camden, north London, to see all the ways Amy's fans had tried to honour her.

She tweeted on Wednesday: "I will go to camden tonight to see the tributes left by you all at the house in camden square, thank you , love Janis xxx"

Meanwhile, Amy's father Mitch Winehouse marked the day by visiting his daughter's grave and sharing some "laughs" with friends.

He tweeted: "Went to see Amy and my mum today. Lots of tears and then loads of laughs with my friends at lunch. Just as Amy would want. Luv you guysxx (sic)"

He also thanked fans for their kind messages of support.

He wrote: "I don't have words to express my gratitude and love to you all. You never allow us to go through this alone. Thank you. Mitch." - BANG Showbiz

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